Tag: Updates

Protiviti Updates ‘Guide to Business Continuity & Resilience’ for Today’s Uncertain Times

MENLO PARK, Calif., Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Protiviti has completed a major update to its highly regarded Guide to Business Continuity & Resilience. First produced in 2005, the guide has been updated to reflect today’s new threats and business realities, especially in light of lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 guide includes answers to 50 new critical questions business leaders must ask to ensure they will be ready to respond when disaster strikes.

“The disruption caused by COVID-19 weighs heavily on the minds of every business planner, but the pandemic is only one disruption threat that companies manage,” said Ron Lefferts, managing director and leader of the Technology Consulting practice at Protiviti. “Cyber threats, data breaches, natural disasters, threat actor activity and other like events can occur at any moment, causing network outages, disrupting logistics, destroying infrastructure – creating unforeseen operational bottlenecks and preventing workers

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Covid-19 News: Live Updates – The New York Times

The damage to the world’s major economies from coronavirus lockdowns has been six times more severe than the 2009 global financial crisis and created an “unprecedented” blow to growth in the second quarter in almost every country except China, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said Monday.

Growth in the nations represented by the Group of 20 — an organization of 19 countries and the European Union, representing 80 percent of the world’s economic production — fell by a record 6.9 percent between April and June from the previous three months as governments kept people indoors and froze business activity. The drop eclipsed a 1.9 percent contraction recorded in the same period in 2009, when the financial crisis was at a peak, the organization said.

China, where lockdowns ended earlier than in the rest of the world, was the only economy to bounce back, expanding at an 11.5 percent

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South Central Austin business updates: Bishop Cidercade and Everlane open, community will select Zilker train’s new name

Bishop Cidercade opened Aug. 28 at 600 E. Riverside Drive in South Central Austin. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)

Here is the latest news from South Central Austin.

1. The Austin Parks Foundation has announced a contest to rename the Zilker Park train, which will be returning in summer 2021. Since 1997, the train has been known as the Zilker Zephyr. It ran from 1961 through 2019, when operations stopped due to track erosion, and in January the city ended its contract with the previous operator. The APF will take over operations and make preparations for the train’s return to the park. Meanwhile, the city is going through a master planning process for Zilker Park, 2207 Lou Neff Road, Austin, which will determine how the train fits into the park’s new, long-term vision. The community can submit name ideas through Sept. 21, and voting will open for the final selection Sept.

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